Sweet Tomato Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

I found this to be a nice, delicate taste. If you like spice cake, give this a whirl. My family enjoyed it served with hot tea. Enjoy!


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Rating:
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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

3-4
fresh tomatoes, pureed in blender
1 1/2 c
cake flour
1 c
dark brown sugar
1
egg
1 stick
butter, unsalted, room temperature
2 Tbsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
non-stick olive oil spray
flour for dusting
4
red food coloring drops, optional

ICING

1 stick
butter, unsalted, room temperature
1 pkg
cream cheese
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar or granulated sugar

TOPPING

1/2 c
sliced almond or your favorite nut
1 pinch
cinnamon sugar

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 325.
2Core stem of tomato. Cut into quarters, and place in blender. Puree until almost a liquid. Set aside.
3In a mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Then add egg and continue to beat.
4Next add all dry ingredients and tomatoes. Mix thoroughly for about 2 minutes. You can add the drops of food coloring here so that your cake is a nice rich red color to really showcase the tomato. You can add more to get the desirable color you prefer. In my sample picture, I do not use the coloring. That is the natural color.
5Take a 9in cake pan, spray with non-stick olive oil spray and dust with flour.
6Pour batter in and bake until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center. Approximately 30 minutes.
7Remove from oven and place on cooling rack until completely cool.
8To start frosting, mix butter and sugar until completely blended. Add cream cheese and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes until a light, creamy mixture is attained. You may add more sugar if you like a sweeter frosting. Even granulated sugar, but you have to beat it with the butter until creamed. I prefer all granulated, heavily creamed.
9Place frosting in fridge to thicken while cake is cooling.
10Frost just the top of a completely cooled cake. Using all frosting. Top with almonds and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over entire cake.
11Enjoy!

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